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Women in American Politics

  • Aired: 04/07/2013
  • 56:48
  • Rating: NR
Women make up a majority of the nation's voters, yet continue to hold a small fraction of the nation's political leadership positions. Women make up 52% of the U.S electorate, yet hold only 18% of the seats in the U.S. Congress and 24% of all seats in the nation's state legislatures. Only 12% of large-city mayors and 10% of the nation's governors are women.
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